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Trench warfare under Grant & Lee : field fortifications in the Overland Campaign /
Earl J. Hess.
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007.
description
xviii, 313 p.
ISBN
0807831549 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807831540 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007.
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0807831549 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807831540 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Engineer assets in the Overland Campaign -- The Wilderness -- Spotsylvania, May 8-11 -- The Mule Shoe Salient at Spotsylvania, May 12 -- Spotsylvania, May 13-20 -- Bermuda Hundred -- North Anna -- Cold Harbor, May 27-June 2 -- Attack and siege--Cold Harbor, June 3-7 -- Holding the trenches at Cold Harbor, June 7-12 -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The design and construction of field fortifications in the Overland Campaign.
catalogue key
6356692
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A detailed examination of fieldworks. . . . Ideal for any Civil War reference collection. . . . Hess's meticulous attention to detail is enough to warrant his work a place in most military reference collections or on the shelf of a Civil War enthusiast." _ North Carolina Historical Review
"A detailed examination of fieldworks. . . . Ideal for any Civil War reference collection. . . . Hess's meticulous attention to detail is enough to warrant his work a place in most military reference collections or on the shelf of a Civil War enthusiast." -- North Carolina Historical Review
"A detailed examination of fieldworks. . . . Ideal for any Civil War reference collection. . . . Hess's meticulous attention to detail is enough to warrant his work a place in most military reference collections or on the shelf of a Civil War enthusiast." --North Carolina Historical Review
"A most important addition to the literature on this major campaign and [it] has certainly earned a place on the bookshelves of those fascinated by the Civil War and the men who fought." -- Virginia Magazine
"A most important addition to the literature on this major campaign and [it] has certainly earned a place on the bookshelves of those fascinated by the Civil War and the men who fought." --Virginia Magazine
"A most important addition to the literature on this major campaign and [it] has certainly earned a place on the bookshelves of those fascinated by the Civil War and the men who fought." '”Virginia Magazine
"A most important addition to the literature on this major campaign and [it] has certainly earned a place on the bookshelves of those fascinated by the Civil War and the men who fought." —Virginia Magazine
"A significant addition to the military history of the American Civil War and adds an important argument to a topic generally ignored by Civil War historians." -- Canadian Journal of History
"A significant addition to the military history of the American Civil War and adds an important argument to a topic generally ignored by Civil War historians." --Canadian Journal of History
"A significant addition to the military history of the American Civil War and adds an important argument to a topic generally ignored by Civil War historians." '”Canadian Journal of History
"Both compelling and refreshing. . . . Something new for the serious enthusiast." _ Civil War Times
"Both compelling and refreshing. . . . Something new for the serious enthusiast." -- Civil War Times
"Both compelling and refreshing. . . . Something new for the serious enthusiast." --Civil War Times
'œFor military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study." --The Journal of Southern History
"For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study." _ The Journal of Southern History
"For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study." -- The Journal of Southern History
"For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study." --The Journal of Southern History
For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study." --The Journal of Southern History
"Hess's understanding of field fortifications is expertly conveyed, as are his explanations of why and how specific trenches were built. Maps and photographs add a visual layer to understanding the campaign. . . . Well-written and researched." -- Maryland Historical Magazine
"Hess's understanding of field fortifications is expertly conveyed, as are his explanations of why and how specific trenches were built. Maps and photographs add a visual layer to understanding the campaign. . . . Well-written and researched." --Maryland Historical Magazine
"Hess tells the story with clarity and tactical detail." -- Blue & Gray
"Hess tells the story with clarity and tactical detail." --Blue & Gray
"Hess tells the story with clarity and tactical detail." '”Blue & Gray
"Hess tells the story with clarity and tactical detail." —Blue & Gray
"Intriguing, important, and authoritative." _ Military History of the West
"Intriguing, important, and authoritative." -- Military History of the West
"Intriguing, important, and authoritative." --Military History of the West
"Keeps the subject fresh while presenting the nuanced tactical differences in a logical sequential manner." _ TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog
"Keeps the subject fresh while presenting the nuanced tactical differences in a logical sequential manner." -- TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog
"Keeps the subject fresh while presenting the nuanced tactical differences in a logical sequential manner." --TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog
"The author covers familiar ground in writing about these battles, but does it in a brisk, informative way, offering his own analysis of command decisions and outcomes. . . . A valued resource." --H-Civil War
This fine book covers a significant unexplored topic in gratifying depth. --Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and Civil War Weather in Virginia
This fine book covers a significant unexplored topic in gratifying depth. --Robert K. Krick, author ofStonewall Jackson at Cedar MountainandCivil War Weather in Virginia
This fine book covers a significant unexplored topic in gratifying depth. '”Robert K. Krick, author ofStonewall Jackson at Cedar MountainandCivil War Weather in Virginia
This fine book covers a significant unexplored topic in gratifying depth. —Robert K. Krick, author ofStonewall Jackson at Cedar MountainandCivil War Weather in Virginia
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Summaries
Main Description
In the study of field fortifications in the Civil War that began with Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War , Hess turns to the 1864 Overland campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of trench remnants at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and Bermuda Hundred, Hess describes Union and Confederate earthworks and how Grant and Lee used them in this new era of field entrenchments.
Main Description
In the study of field fortifications in the Civil War that began withField Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War, Hess turns to the 1864 Overland campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of trench remnants at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and Bermuda Hundred, Hess describes Union and Confederate earthworks and how Grant and Lee used them in this new era of field entrenchments.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xiii
Engineer Assets in the Overland Campaignp. 1
The Wildernessp. 19
Spotsylvania, May 8-11p. 45
The Mule Shoe Salient at Spotsylvania, May 12p. 65
Spotsylvania, May 13-20p. 83
Bermuda Hundredp. 99
North Annap. 121
Cold Harbor, May 27-June 2p. 139
Attack and Siege-Cold Harbor, June 3-7p. 155
Holding the Trenches at Cold Harbor, June 7-12p. 179
Conclusionp. 205
The Design and Construction of Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaignp. 217
Notesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 305
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